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Carlo Ancelotti has had a £17.5m offer for Benfica ‘s versatile defender David Luiz rejected and the central defender/left back now looks set to join Manchester City for £26m (Daily Telegraph)

But Juventus have emerged as a major threat to City’s seemingly done deal for Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko and are offering the Germans the chance to keep him on loan until the end of the season, plus midfielder Momo Sissoko and striker Amauri as part of the deal (Daily Star)

City have snubbed West Ham ‘s offer to take Wayne Bridge on loan and pay his £95,000-a-week wages (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho will make a personal approach to Arsenal’ s Cesc Fabregas in a bid to make him leader of his Real Madrid revolution this summer (The Sun)

David Beckham is expected to sign for a Premier League club next week on a two-month loan, although a move to Tottenham looks unlikely with Harry Redknapp understood to be already happy with his midfield options (Daily Mail)

Liverpool are moving for 23-year-old Hamburg striker Eljero Elia but may have to sell fellow Dutchman Ryan Babel to finance the move (The Sun)

And Roy Hodgson looks set to make Rennes midfielder Sylvain Marveaux his first January signing after he was a guest at their 1-0 home defeat to Wolves (The Sun)

Aston Villa are holding last-ditch contract talks with Ashley Young to prevent him moving to Manchester United (Daily Star)

Villa are also hunting Cluj ‘s 6-foot-8 striker Lacina Traore , who is available for £3.5m (Daily Mail)

Sunderland are targeting Aston Villa ‘s Stewart Downing after being priced out of a move for Wigan ‘s Charles N’Zogbia and having an approach for Adam Johnson laughed off by Manchester City (The Sun)

Tottenham are demanding a £2million loan fee for Robbie Keane after West Ham offered to take him and pay his £65,000-a-week wages (Daily Telegraph)

Birmingham want Spurs misfit David Bentley on loan in the window, but would face competition from Fulham and Everton (Daily Mail)

Everton are going for Sparta Prague midfielder Juraj Kucka (The Sun)

Wolves are interested in Portsmouth ‘s Michael Brown , who cannot play for Pompey again without triggering a contract clause that will raise his salary to £35,000-a-week (Daily Mail)

West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami is off to Roma for £4.5million (The Sun)

Chievo Verona are favourites to sign Arsenal ‘s misfiring Mexican Carlos Vela (The Sun)

Blackpool want to snap up Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston on a free (Talksport)

Freddie Ljungberg has finalised his Celtic deal and is set to make his debut against Rangers on Sunday (Daily Record)

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